Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-On Opening Heart - 0.31 oz. (9.2ml)
Renew balance with Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-On Opening Heart featuring mood-lifting geranium and refreshing lemon. From origins in ancient Vedic tradition to modern yoga, chakras are interconnected energy centers that influence spiritual and emotional expression. A balanced heart chakra opens the floodgates of compassion and understanding. Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-On Opening Heart has a soft, floral scent. Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-Ons, tied to each of the seven chakras, can be used alone or combined with others depending on which chakra centers need to be balanced.
Aura Cacia Organic Chakra Balancing Aromatherapy Roll-On Opening Heart is:
- Made with Organic Essential Oils
- Tested and Verified for Purity
- Not Tested on Animals
- Free of Synthetic Ingredients
The chakra system was first introduced in the eighth century as a way to understand the subtle body or energy body — as separate from a physical practice or system. Understanding that an energy center in balance is a connection of mind, body and spirit is at the forefront of many healing and faith traditions. While sources vary about the number of chakras, there are seven main chakras that many traditions recognize.
The 7 Chakras:
- Crown Chakra (Violet)
The crown chakra, known as the Sahasrara in sanskrit, will inspire you to liberate your spirit and place it on the path to transcendence, while minimizing the influence of life’s roadblocks. Free yourself to reach your highest potential and state of being.
- Third Eye Chakra (Indigo)
The third eye chakra, known as the Ajna in sanskrit, inspires your visionary process and fosters understanding, while minimizing the cloudiness of illusion and confusion.
- Throat Chakra (Blue)
The throat chakra, known as the Vishuddha in sanskrit, inspires your communicative nature and fosters expression and a sense of calm clarity, while minimizing self-consciousness and timidity.
- Heart Chakra (Green)
The heart chakra, known as the Anahata in sanskrit, helps activate your emotional center to foster energy circulation, the expression of love and a sense of empathy, while dispelling callousness and anger.
- Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow)
The solar plexus chakra, known as the Manipura in sanskrit, helps invigorate healthy metabolism, while minimizing the stagnating effects of couch potato syndrome.
- Sacral Chakra (Orange)
The sacral chakra, known as the Swadhisthana in sanskrit, helps awaken healthy, natural sensual desire while minimizing reliance on artificial substitutes for pleasure.
- Root Chakra (Red)
The root chakra, known as the Muladhara in sanskrit, helps you establish a life-nourishing bond with the natural world, while minimizing the de-humanizing elements of the often frantic undergrounded pace of modern life.
Chakra Sensory Therapy
Learn how to bring your chakras back into balance through the use of sensory therapy. Each of the chakras corresponds to a natural element. Sensory therapy helps you tap into the natural elements through your senses. The exercises recommended below are designed to awaken your body and help you connect on a deeper level with nature.
How to use sensory therapy to balance your 7 chakras
- Crown chakra sensory therapy
The crown chakra is associated with all elements along with thought. Meditative and spiritual practices, singing hymns or spiritual songs, prayer, chanting, and group spiritual practices are all encouraging to the crown.
- Third eye sensory therapy
The third eye chakra is associated with light and to all elements. Suggested exercises include: sitting in stillness in nature, light therapy, exercises for the eyes, lying quietly with an eye pillow, tai chi and completing logic puzzles or brain-training exercises.
- Throat chakra sensory therapy
The throat chakra is associated with the element of ether (sky) and is the chakra for expression and communication. Take a walk on a sunny day with lots of natural music (birds singing, crickets chirping). Allow yourself to be surrounded by the harmonies of the natural world. Sing songs with people you love. Call an old friend just to listen. Write a letter to someone you love.
- Heart chakra sensory therapy
The heart chakra is associated with the element of wind. Driving with the windows down in the car while listening to your favorite song or flying a kite on a breezy day with your family are great sensory experiences for the heart. Deep breathing is also a highly effective practice in a heart-focused meditation.
- Solar plexus sensory therapy
The solar plexus is associated with the element of fire. Dance, sing and laugh in the presence of fire. Sit with friends around a bonfire and tell stories. Get into the full light of the sun and take an invigorating walk.
- Sacral chakra sensory therapy
The sacral chakra is associated with the element of water. Create a chakra bath or make a body scrub.
- Root chakra sensory therapy
The root chakra is associated with the element of earth. It is also tied to our sense of smell. Aromatherapy is a great way to engage your sense of smell.
Chakra Color Therapy
Learn how to bring your chakras back into balance through the use of chakra color therapy. Color therapy is a type of vibrational or energetic therapy that uses color to affect energy and emotional well being. It can be used to balance your individual chakra energy centers.
How to use color therapy to balance your 7 chakras
Here are some key ways you can use chakra color therapy to help restore balance:
- Wear clothes of a specific chakra color. For example, if you are working to balance the heart chakra, wear green.
- Use colored lights. Different colored light bulbs or stained glass can infuse a room with a strong wash of one color. Consider doing yoga or other chakra balancing exercises while bathed in the color of the chakra you wish to balance.
- Incorporate natural color. Add fresh flowers or plants into your physical space.
- Burn candles. Light the chakra color you wish to balance in your meditation practice while relaxing at home or while performing other chakra balancing exercises.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do most essential oils come from?
Essential oils come from all over the world. Most essential oils are distilled on the farm or near where the plant is grown. Therefore, essential oils tend to come from the regions of the world where the plants are cultivated. Besides North America, many oils come from Europe and Southeast Asia.
Do many oils come from the United States?
There are some essential oils such as peppermint, spearmint, Texas cedarwood, dill (used in dill pickle production), wintergreen and the citrus oils that are commercially produced in the U.S. However, most are produced in other parts of the world, often in limited areas that provide the particular requirements of the plant from which they are made.
What is the difference between a fragrance oil and an essential oil?
Essential oils are distilled from the leaves, roots, flowers, seeds, tops, or fruits of plants.They are the highly concentrated, volatile, aromatic components of the plants or plant parts from which they are distilled.A fragrance is a combination of various natural and synthetic aroma chemicals, created in the lab by an aroma chemist. Fragrances attempt to mimic the aroma of an essential oil or the aroma of a plant that doesn’t have an essential oil (an apple for example), or to create an entirely new scent.Fragrances are used in perfumery and to scent all types of products such as toiletries, soaps, room fresheners, paper, tobacco products and paints.Only pure essential oils should be used in aromatherapy.
Where are the best places to apply oils for absorption?
Essential oils can be applied almost anywhere on the body (avoid the eyes, of course). However, the fastest absorption occurs on sensitive areas where there is only a small amount of hair. The soles of the feet, armpits, palms of the hand and genitals are the best areas for application of oils. Always make sure that oils are properly diluted before applying to the skin. Sensitive areas such as the armpits and the genitals, while effective in terms of absorption, are also easily irritated.
What causes photosensitivity and what oils cause it?
Oils that contain furocoumarins can cause skin reactions if used on skin that is then exposed to ultraviolet light. These photosensitive reactions may be as mild as slight reddening of the skin, while severe cases can result in acute lesions known as bullock dermatitis. This dermatitis will resolve itself in a few weeks; however the accompanying hyper-pigmentation (brown spots on the skin) can take months or years to fully disappear. Bergamot, which contains the furocoumarin Bergapten, is especially likely to cause reactions. They sell bergapten-free bergamot (Bergamot BF) to eliminate this risk. Other oils they carry that might cause photosensitive reactions include angelica root, ginger, grapefruit, lemon, lime, mandarin orange and tangerine.
Are oils safe during pregnancy?
Some oils may be safe to use in small amounts during pregnancy. However, it is safest to avoid their use altogether unless under the direction of a licensed health care provider. However, if using essential oils in pregnancy, reduce the amount normally used by half and avoid using them at all during the first trimester.
Why does Aura Cacia use jojoba oil in so many products?
Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax rather than a true oil, and it is very similar to the sebum of the skin. Because it forms a light, non-greasy layer that does not clog the skin’s pores, they find it to be a wonderful ingredient in all types of skin preparations. And because it is not a fat, it doesn't go rancid and thereby helps extend the shelf life of other oils to which it has been added.
How should essential oils be stored? How long do they last?
Most essential oils are good almost indefinitely if stored in closed, glass bottles away from heat and light. However, a few oils such as citrus and conifer oils have a shorter shelf life due to certain constituents that react to oxygen in a way that degrades the oil over time. These oils are best used within a year of opening.
Does Aura Cacia distill its own essential oils?
They have distilled oils for research purposes, but it isn't practical for us to distill for production—they couldn't consistently meet either the quantity or the quality requirements for Aura Cacia oils if they attempted to distill the oils themselves. Most essential oils are best when distilled on or near the farms where the plants are grown.
Some companies claim their oils are distilled in better ways. Is there any truth to this?
Essential oils can vary in quality depending on how well they were distilled, but this is one of many factors in oil quality. Others—such as where and how the plants were grown, seasonal variation in weather, soil differences, and harvest times and handling—can also affect the quality of an essential oil. The most effective way to monitor all these complex factors is to analyze the end product rigorously with a wide variety of tests to determine its quality. Relying on any single factor, such as distillation, cannot guarantee quality.
Is there any difference between an organic oil and a non-organic oil?
Organic oils come from plants that are grown, harvested and distilled in accordance with organic practices. Non-organic essential oils come from plants that may have been grown with chemical fertilizers and sprayed with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. In addition, non-sustainable farming practices may have been used – in other words practices that do not protect the soil, water and animal life. Little or no chemical residue from such practices may be present in the essential oil, however the reason why many people prefer to buy organic products is a long-term commitment to the health and sustainability of our planet.
Why doesn’t Aura Cacia have health benefits on their labels?
Aromatherapy products are regulated by the FDA as cosmetics and must conform to cosmetic labeling regulations.Aura Cacia labels all products in compliance with regulations in order to protect you and your customer.Not all companies comply with the law – that’s why you will often see competing products making claims or statements about the product’s supposed benefits that you won’t see on an Aura Cacia label.
About Aura Cacia
Aura Cacia began in 1982, it has been a leader in aromatherapy sales and quality -- as well as a key source of expert information that has fueled the widespread awareness of aromatherapy that they see today.
A key to Aura Cacia's leadership is sourcing pure, authentic essential oils -- dealing face-to-face with the people growing the plants and extracting the essential oil whenever they can. Frequent trips to places like Europe, the Ukraine, Oregon and Australia to visit suppliers and processors illustrate their commitment to finding the best sources for their oils.
They also test every oil they receive to make sure it meets their high standards. Their industry-leading testing program -- which now includes gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) -- allows us to guarantee that they are providing you with the highest quality essential oils available. Whenever possible, they offer oils that are certified organic as well.
Aura Cacia makes aromatherapy accessible with innovative ready-to-use products that let even beginners realize the full benefits of their 100% pure essential oils in a variety of ways that can easily be a part of any lifestyle.
Aura Cacia cares about aromatherapy and the people who use it.
Aura Cacia Philosophy
At Aura Cacia, their goal is to make aromatherapy easy! They offer an extensive selection of high quality essential oils and aromatherapy products for all ages and spaces. They accomplish this with:
- Source to the Shelf Strategy. Their own ethical and sustainable sourcing program, Well Earth, in addition to their in-house sophisticated testing capabilities, allow us to guarantee the purity of their essential oils. Only pure essential oils deliver true aromatherapy benefits, and they refuse to carry anything less.
- A pure-as-can-be ingredient standard. They use the most natural and organic ingredients available and avoid 100% synthetic-derived ingredients when possible. They strive to deliver the best aromatherapy experience possible to their customers.
- Full ingredient disclosure. Every ingredient used in each Aura Cacia products--down to the individual essential oils--is listed in order of its quantity in the ingredients. You will never see vague terms such as "botanical fragrance" in their ingredient lists. They want their customers to know exactly what they are getting when they purchase their products. View an Aura Cacia label.
- Environment-friendly policies. They keep the environment top-of-mind when selecting ingredients and packaging materials for their products. They strive to use recyclable packaging, minimize excess packaging, and utilize post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials when possible.
- Animal-friendly policies. Aura Cacia products are not tested on animals and contain no animal by-products with the exception of beeswax.
Aura Cacia History
Aura Cacia was founded in 1982 in Weaverville, California. The founders realized the power of essential oils and began spreading the word about aromatherapy. The more people learned, the more they demanded essential oils and other natural aromatherapy products -- a process that is continues today.
When Frontier Natural Products Co-op purchased the company in 1993, Aura Cacia was well-established as the market leader in aromatherapy. Frontier had been selling essential oils in response to member requests since 1978 and already had expert quality testing and sourcing capabilities in place. The combination of established quality expertise and the market leadership of the Aura Cacia brand melded into a popular, premium-quality aromatherapy line.
Aura Cacia continues as the quality leader in aromatherapy today via their Source to the Shelf Strategy. Their ethical and sustainable sourcing program, Well Earth, and their in-house sophisticated testing capabilities, allow us to guarantee the purity of their essential oils. In the face of increasing adulteration and quality exaggeration in the marketplace, this is peace of mind for their customers.
The Aura Cacia Organic 1% Fund
At Aura Cacia, they give back 1% of the sales of their organic products to support organic farmers and their communities.
How you can help
With each purchase of an Aura Cacia organic product, you help farmers and their families achieve a better life. The money from individual purchases provides opportunities for the people whose skill and commitment is essential to the pure, high quality Aura Cacia aromatherapy products you enjoy.
Their 1% Organic Fund originated with the re-launch of their organic essential oils in 2010. Their first project was to build a preschool in Madagascar, where they source their organic ylang ylang essential oil. The school helps hardworking parents realize their dreams for their children's education and offers a new world of opportunity for generations to come.
Well Earth Sustainable Sourcing Program
At Aura Cacia, they take sustainability very seriously. Through their Well Earth sustainable sourcing program, they strive to develop new ethical-sourcing partnerships and ensure the raw materials and packaging components they buy are provide in a sustainable manner.
What is Well Earth?
A proactive program to find and develop ethical sources of high quality products.
What are the components of Well Earth?
- Worker Safety and Fair Treatment
- Sustainable Growing Practices
- Environmental Stewardship
- Community Involvement
- Essential Oil Safety & Quality
- Internal Inspection of all facilities in country